Graphical Manipulations #84: Worries, Pillocks, That Bloody Rat, Multiple Choice And Supreme Commanders!

After having deleted all the expletives expressing precisely how I feel about what is quite probably the nastiest ultra-conservative attack on the less fortunate in order to maximise the benefits of being in the upper 10% of the populace in earnings and opportunity, there weren’t too many derogatory words left in the paragraph.  Suffice to say that the populace has been well and truly conned and you are now about to reap the reward of believing that the NO Coalition really had your interests at heart.  If you were looking for a neo-fascist, self-interested government, well, it looks like you got exactly what you were looking for!

Mind you, Labor certainly facilitated the transition by playing dog-fighting silly buggers and making the voting public heartily sick of their internal machinations.  Judging by the Victorian overthrow of attempts to weaken the excessive Union control of the Party, they still haven’t got the message. Labor, I am still cross at you!!

I was fortunate to spend part of the weekend at a Rotary youth camp where son number two (of psychological bent) presented to a group of  about 60 students from different districts, on issues related to stress, depression and suicide.  In brief, it was illuminating.  Especially so when the question “raise your hand if you know friends or acquaintances who have attempted or considered suicide?” resulted in twelve students raising their hands.  Whatever way you look at it that is a very ugly number in a group of people who should only be seeing bright futures in front of them.  After thinking that that was a pretty disgusting reflection on where our society was currently placed another ugly thought crossed my mind.  Given what this dishonest government is doing to the future of these young people with the attacks on unemployment benefits and education; just how many more youngsters will raise their hands on that youth camp in a year’s time.  And how many additional youth suicides will there be because the future looks darker, and bleaker?

On that note I’ll let the following speak largely for itself and realise, of course, that Mr Eleventy must have a few worries;

Gotcha Joe

And, of course, there are some who probably have no real worries at all;

Budget Worries

There was a feeling that some didn’t really understand economics at all, especially a Pillock that we have seen on this blog previously.

A quick reminder.  Pillock: (noun, UK, mildly pejorative, slang) a stupid or annoying person; simpleton; fool.  Etymology – the orgin of pillock is believed to go back to the 16th century meaning penis from the Norwegian word pillicock, presumably akin to the slang dickhead meaning inept fool. (Source: Wiktionary).  NB: I didn’t make the association, Wiktionary did!!

Especially with regard to how governments manage an economy;

Budget Deficit Pillock

Precisely what a triple A rating from the three ratings agencies really means;

Pillock Triple A

And what a debt to GDP ratio really is;

Debt And GDP Pillock

Naturally The Rat couldn’t contain himself at this point and rampaged in with his take on the week’s events.  Rat felt that claiming Labor’s announcements for yourself was clever.  In a rattish sort of way;

False Claim Rat

And was really tickled when the NO Coalition claimed an MP wage freeze as their own;

Con Job Rat

And was absolutely beside himself when Mathias Cormann spoke about trust;

Laughing Cormann Rat

Once the Rat had been forcibly removed (still laughing) we got back to considering the many facets of Mr Eleventy;

Smug Hockey

And having seen many photo’s of things governmental which included the mysterious Credlin person we began to wonder just who was really in charge;

Whos In Charge

And that, and gesticulations led ultimately too;

Boss Credlin

And there you have it!

Afterthought:  The only thing necessary for this evil NO Coalition Government to flourish is for good people to do nothing! (Apologies to Edmund Burke)

Postscript:  All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious.  Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics, al la NO Coalition!  We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!












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Australian born and bred who has spent most of his working life in R&D and IP management with earlier forays in the newspaper industry and martial arts. Fortunate enough to be living in one of the best countries in the World, even though I might get grumpy with it from time to time.
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6 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #84: Worries, Pillocks, That Bloody Rat, Multiple Choice And Supreme Commanders!

  1. Dark thoughts for dark times D. I’d like to make a witty comment but I’m too busy screaming at the radio as some pin-head Liberal senator is attempting to justify raising the GST which is another move that will hit low income earners/pensioners the hardest.
    The @*%^t’s, oops sorry, ‘grubs’, now want to apply it to fresh food.
    I can’t decide what’s worse; the absolute lies or the bald faced way they’re being uttered!
    Sorry, I’ll try to be in a more cheerful mood next week – but I doubt it.
    As usual, look forward to your next post. In the meantime, praise John Maynard Keynes and pass the kusari-gama.


    • deknarf says:

      Sounds like you are about as happy as I am Edward. Now trying to figure out how one can sequeway from NO Coalition to NO Coaliars to the NO Coalition Rectal Orifices graphically!
      Mmmm! Lethally poisoned shuriken might be more apt! ;-))


      • I’m sure someone of your perspicacity will find a way to make the graphic transition D.
        Shuriken! Of course! Why didn’t I think of that.. I’ll get the work experience kid to knock out a few (after all, that’s what I was doing in Metalwork as a kid – making fire-pokers was sooo boring!), while I brush up on my Koga Ninja skills.
        Damn fine idea D. Thanks! 🙂 🙂


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